Posts tagged Chefs
Introducing Maganizo Penti - Class of 2019

“Gordon Ramsey is my favourite chef. I started hearing about him a long time ago. I thought he was a football coach at first, but then I learnt more about him and he became my favourite.” - Maganizo Penti

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Introducing Tahila Pillay - Class of 2019

“When I walked into the front doors of Jackie Cameron School of Food & Wine. It was that moment, in 2017, that I knew this was where I wanted to grow my passion for food. The level of skill and the awesome vibe here was like no other school I had come across in South Africa.” - Tahila Pillay

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Introducing Ruvarashe Matsika - Class of 2019

“Jackie Cameron School of Food & Wine has high standards, we get to interact with Chef Jackie and learn from her life experiences in the field of culinary arts.” Ruvarashe Matsika

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Introducing Jessica George - Class of 2019

Jackie Cameron has put so much time and hard work into her school which, along with my parents sacrificing so much for me to be here, is motivation enough for me to want to give of my very best.

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Want to be a Chef? 200% Effort. No Less.

Jackie Cameron School of Food and Wine accepts only 15 students and I demand 200% effort from each person. Everyone, including myself, must be fully committed to this demanding yet fulfilling industry; and I’ve noted that the practice of spending time with us benefits both parties.

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Midlands Chef Honoured with Silver Service Award

At a formal, black-tie ceremony on 28 February 2019, Chef Jackie Cameron was awarded a Siege Mondial-approved Silver Comandeaur (10 years’ service) by the Bailliage de KwaZulu-Natal Chapitre of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs.

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The Secret Diner: "Great Chefs of the Future"

So lovely having “The Secret Diner”, thank you for your kind words. Your words about my students and “we’re in for some great chefs in the future.” These mean more to me then any award. So so appreciated.

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Friends of Wüsthof: Jackie Cameron

Every chef has their pet hate – and Jackie’s is seeing someone in the kitchen with one of her knives in their hand. “Nobody is allowed to touch my knives – they’re from the Wüsthof Classic Ikon range and they’re engraved. I use them, sharpen them and wash them myself,” she says. “I am very classical and old-fashioned in many ways and these knives are truly stunning – and they fit my hand like a glove,” she says. Having bruised and cut herself early in her career with blunt knives, Jackie makes sure her knives are always sharp.

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Aspiring Chefs... Enrol For Our Work Experience Programme

I strongly advocate that aspiring chefs enrol for our work-experience programme. This helps them to make an educated decision about joining the exciting, but demanding, culinary industry. Julia Whitby, a Grade 11 pupil, recently took up our offer. She now has an idea of the behind-the-scenes work and was thrilled with all she learned. Her words succinctly convey her feelings:

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